Northampton Town picked up their first goal and point of the new season in a 1-1 draw at Port Vale.

After defeat to Walsall on the opening day through a goal from a corner, the Cobblers fell behind to another set-piece as David Amoo headed home.

But Northampton responded with a goal from a corner of their own, with Ryan Watson getting a touch to equalise.

With no winner forthcoming, it means a first point of the new season for Keith Curle’s side and that they avoid starting with back-to-back defeats.

Port Vale had already come close twice through Manny Oyeleke, who headed one effort wide and saw a curler go wide.

The home side would then take the lead through Amoo, who headed in David Worrall’s corner, with Jamie Gibbons then hitting the side-netting moments later.

Northampton began to get more into the contest as the first half continued, with Sam Hoskins coming close twice before Watson struck the equaliser. The summer signing from MK Dons turned the ball in at the back post after a corner was flicked on across goal.

The Cobblers had chances early in the second half, as Scott Wharton had a header blocked on the line and Chris Lines came close, before Watson was also denied.

Port Vale had a few opportunities at the end but couldn’t make any count and the points were shared.

Next up for the club sees Northampton travel to South Wales to face Swansea City in the EFL Cup, with the league programme resuming with a home game against Macclesfield Town.